Christine first noticed the relationship between patchwork and tiles when exploring the churches and cathedrals of her native Bristol. Here she provides 10 original patterns, together with variations on each, to inspire the reader to discover this wonderful source of pieced patchwork designs for themselves. Time-saving techniques are explored giving the reader more time to create eye-catching quilts. Guidance is provided on selecting fabric, and the author explores how the use of marbelized fabrics can replicate the original stone floor tiles.
Introduction: from inspiration to method Sewing Basics: piecing blocks; making up quilt tops; adding borders and sashings; hand and machine quilting Main Projects: - Johnson's Floor: Variable Star, inverted flying geese and a secondary design of a square within a square from a Victorian villa porch - Chocolate Symphony: square within a square with a flying geese border from St Stephen's Church, Bristol - Timeless Treasures: the '54.40 or Fight' block from the hallway of a gentleman's club - Turn of the Seasons: a Variable Star design with an Ohio Star sashing from a church nave - Terracotta Flower Garden: a pretty geometric pattern from Kendal church font - Scottish Fantasia: pinwheels surround a centre fleur-de-lys applique framed by a zigzag border from Inverness Cathedral altar - Oriental Lanterns: a simple, geometric design from Bristol Cathedral - Turning the Corner: this grid design taken from the tiled floor of a chemist's shop in Ambleside has a three-dimensional feel - Lightning Strike: a zigzag design - Bobby Dazzler: a stunning mariner's compass design from tiles in St. Mark's Cathedral, Venice Gallery and Resources: quilts inspired by tiles Block Library: a resource of 9-patch and 16-patch blocks and borders used in tile designs Acknowledgments, Suppliers, Index